Jonathan Lee

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Albania, Montenegro & Serbia October 2017 (A brief 3-day jaunt)

When PTG advertised their Montenegro Python tour, with ZCG Cargo 644’s, against my better judgement I took the plunge and booked on a GM tour. It would have been a nice sociable weekend, randomly with Alco bashers moonlighting. The method behind my madness was as this gave an opportunity to do Albania and then head Read the Rest…

Spain July 2017 (Madrid – Tren de Filipe II)

Thursday 27th July 2017 (Madrid – Tren de Filipe II & El Escorial)   Not an early start and after a decent breakfast we were Principe Pio bound, via Chamartin. While Renfe’s long-distance trains are reservation only, and pick-up or set-down only in Madrid, there was no hassle doing 226 0800 Chamartin – Almeria, with Read the Rest…

USA (Metrolink BNSF Diesel Gala) – October 2016

I almost didn’t take part in the Metrolink Diesel Gala of 2016 but a last-minute change of plan to an Eastern Europe trip had me hightailing across the planet from Warsaw to LA to mop up what would essentially be the dregs of the BNSF GE workings on Metrolink. 2 weeks before I would arrive Read the Rest…

Finland Christmas 2016 – A bit of the Russian influence

Christmas in Finland? Why the hell not! Despite planning this trip in June there wasn’t much hotel type accommodation available in the far north of Finland, only log cab type stuff; which is great if that’s what you’re looking for but I wasn’t planning on spending my limited time in Finland cooking my own meals Read the Rest…

Poland (Baltic Coast – Hel & Leba) August/September 2016

Who doesn’t want to say in a trip report that they’ve just been to Hel? And just for the sheer hell of it! Well that was literally what this trip was about, coupled with the fact that both Hel & Leba were apparently nice places. Flights Booked through Wizz Air W6-1615 2035 Doncaster – Gdansk Read the Rest…

Peru July/August 2016 (FCCA, FCHH & Peru Rail)

Our previous trip to Peru in 2013 was so enjoyable that we decided to go back and try something different; with another trip to Machu Picchu thrown in for good measure! The basis of this trip was the dates that FCCA had advertised to run their Lima – Huancayo tourist trains and even more specifically Read the Rest…

Senegal June 2016 (YDM4’s a world away from home)

A trip to Africa had been long overdue since my last jaunt to Malawi & Mozambique in 2012. Both Senegal & Cameroon had been on the horizon for a while but with Senegal having a spate of not running trains in Dakar at all planning this trip was somewhat delayed, by about 3 years, and Read the Rest…

Switzerland May 2016 (In/out from Budapest)

A simple trip to Switzerland to basically cover the SBB Cargo Re4/4 turns that had started working in the December 2015 timetable change. As I left it late to book it worked out a lot cheaper to fly out and back to Budapest and do the overnight from Budapest Keleti to Zurich in either direction. Read the Rest…